U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

In the heart of Detroit, Michigan on a “Sunday, Bloody, Sunday” of Labor Day Weekend, we witnessed music legends pour their souls into songs over 30 years old energizing a stadium of fans hanging onto every note. We experienced an enlightened transformation into U2 fandom after attending this fantastic concert. Prior to selecting concert-day tickets on […]

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Our Honeymoon Terrarium

With our green thumbs itching for just a little more creativity, we discovered the world of terrariums. Similar to an aquarium’s portable water-environment, a terrarium is a sealed glass container for growing plants. The inspiration for creating our own terrarium came from reading the book Tiny World Terrariums by the creators of Twig Terrariums in […]

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The shriveled beginnings of a rookie Gardener

As one who lives on the third floor of an apartment building, gardening had not crossed my mind as an accessible endeavor. There have been opportunities to get my hands dirty at my sister-in-law’s home where we weeded unruly intruders in the backyard and planted tulip bulbs to await their bloom.  Eating fresh herbs and […]

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A Whole New World

“I can show you the world; Shining, shimmering, splendid…” We may have thought that we stepped into Cadillac Palace Theatre on West Randolph in Chicago but our journey transported us much farther to the land of Agrabah where the folklore of “Arabian Nights” became an enchantment of sensory delights. Based on Disney’s 1992 animated film, […]

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Will you be my Valentine?

“Distance makes the heart grow fonder” is an old saying that bears a bit of truth to the Jagers this year. While Derek’s work takes him long-term to Naples, Florida, it has been a hard transition being apart from each other in day-to-day life. I shouldn’t be complaining, since we do get to see each […]

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Postcards from Grandpa

“In the shade, got it made… In the sun, love to run…” were the words my Grandpa Smith chanted to me for motivation as I trained for the 1 mile race at the Maine Lobster Festival as a little girl.   My grandpa was all about teaching me tricks like how to pump my legs to swing as […]

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Halloween Magic

The season could not be more beautiful than it is right now. Perfect running weather with cool air has enriched our training sessions as we prepare for the big race at the Indianapolis Monumental Half Marathon happening the first weekend of November. Rich colors coat the earth as we skip through leaves and carry forth our family […]

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